A Boy Named Sue? Well…not really.

You’ve heard of A Boy Named Sue, thanks to Johnny Cash. But these days at our house, there’s a Boy Named Shirley.


That’s him. Sneaking under the bed. Fast as lightening he is.


There he is again. Sneaking under the other corner of the bed. So fast, you can almost see his tail disappear.

That’s Shirley.

See, Stuart and Sherlock share a two-syllable name beginning with “S”. Stuart became “Stu” and Sherlock quickly became “Sher”.

But that didn’t last long. Since he got here on Tuesday night, he’s been called all sorts of things.

“Snuggle Bum”, “Sweetie”, “Little Man”, “Boo”, and then, he became “Shirley”. Maybe that should be “Sherley”. Yeah, that’s better.


About The Scottie Chronicles

Winston welcomes you to The Scottie Chronicles - a blog that began in 2009 as a voice for Stuart, a more than memorable black, brindle and white Scottish Terrier who captured hearts around the world. Stuart passed suddenly in December 2015 from cardiac hemangiosarcoma, a nasty cancer that took him far too early. If you love Scotties, please follow along. Arroooo!
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12 Responses to A Boy Named Sue? Well…not really.

  1. theguster says:

    You must be having the time of your lives with Sherlock and all his puppy antics! I’m sure he doesn’t mind what you call him as long as you call him for his dinner!

    McDuff’s Mom

  2. WestScott says:

    “Surely you can’t be serious.”

    “I am serious. . . and don’t call me Shirley.”

    (Great quote from the movie Airplane.)

    No matter what you call him, he SHERLEY is cute!

  3. Boy, your mum calls you by such nice names. For some reason our mummy never calls Us three nice names. Such cute photos. Mummy says she’d like a Scottie doggy next. Love the three bestest maremmas in all the land.

  4. nordhuesn says:

    We Scotties are the best at getting into, under, around and through things! Go Sherrrrrr!

  5. Leah. 😍 says:

    They have such senses of humor and fun! Sweet Sherlock (or Whatever you call him πŸ’™) is too cute! Give him an extra smooch for me, please! πŸ’‹πŸ’™πŸ’‹

  6. I like the name… it’s rare for boys, but there was the famous wrestler from UK with the same name, Shirley Crabtree jun….. and I think he was the bestest wrestler of da world… and because scotties are the bestest of da world too, the name fits pawfectly ;o)

  7. Mary P says:

    “I am serious. .

  8. Shirley looks like he is having the time of his life!

  9. indyandlucy says:

    It’s hard to call a Scottie just one name.

  10. Marty the Manx says:

    Sherlock!!!!! WooHoo :)!!!!!

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